Certain Greek historians who lived under the Eastern empire
between the sixth and fifteenth centuries. They may be divided into
three groups:- (1) Those whose works form a continuous history of the
Byzantine empire, from the fourth century to the conquest of
Constantinople by the Turks; (2) general chroniclers who wrote
histories of the world from the oldest period; and (3) writers on Roman
antiquities, statistics, and customs.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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